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Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff (Hardback)

By Smith, Myquillyn

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Well-loved blogger Myquillyn Smith, known as the Nester, teaches us how to decorate any room of our home starting with what we already have and using just enough of the right stuff to get the unique style we want.

ISBN 9780310350910
Barcode 9780310350910
Published 28 February 2019 by Zondervan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780310350910
ISBN-10 0310350913
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Zondervan
Imprint Zondervan
Publication Date 28 February 2019
International Publication Date 23 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Myquillyn
Category Interior Design
Christian life & practice
Personal Christian Testimony & Popular Inspirational Works
Home Furnishing & Decoration
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 249mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 767g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Interior decoration - Amateurs' manuals, House furnishings - Amateurs' manuals, Minimal design
NBS Text House & Home
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 745.4
Catalogue Code 944000

Description of this Book

More Style, Less Stuff Cozy Minimalism isn't about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It's simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style YOU LOVE with the fewest possible items. You want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money, and stuff than needed. Why use more if you don't have to? In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn Smith guides you step by step on making purposeful design decisions for your home. You'll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and decor to create a home you're proud of in a way that honors your personal priorities, budget, and style. No more fretting when it comes to decorating your house! In Cozy Minimalist Home, Myquillyn Smith helps you Realize your role as the curator of your home who makes smart, style-impacting design choices Finally know what to focus on, and what not to worry about when it comes to your home Discover the real secret to finding your unique style-it has nothing to do with those style quizzes Understand how to find a sofa you won't hate tomorrow Deconstruct each room and then re-create it step by step with a fail proof process Create a pretty home with more style and less stuff-resulting in backwards decluttering! Finish your home and have it looking the way you've always hoped so you can use it the way you've always dreamed After reading Myquillyn's first book, The Nesting Place, women everywhere were convinced that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful and they found real contentment in their homes. But how does a content imperfectionist make actual design decisions? Cozy Minimalist Home is the answer to that question. Written for the hands-on woman who'd rather move her own furniture than hire a designer, this is the guidance she needs to finish every room of her house. With people, priorities and purpose in mind, anyone can create a beautiful home that transcends the trends. A pretty home is nice, but a Cozy Minimalist home goes beyond pretty and sets the stage for connection, relationship, and rest.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Myquillyn is, no exaggeration, my go-to person for helping me reframe how I think about home. Iand rsquo;m a serial traveler, yet her enthusiasm for making my home a place I want to be keeps me grounded like few things I know. Sheand rsquo;s got a knack for mixing practical know-how with simple beauty, and her wisdom helps me actually love to hang up my backpack and start the tea--while loving everything around me. That's a tall order. I canand rsquo;t think of a person in my life who couldnand rsquo;t benefit from this book. * Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe * Step by step, chapter by chapter, Myquillyn writes as if sheand rsquo;s your best friend whoand rsquo;s moved in to destress your home and your life. With her and ldquo;Iand rsquo;ve been there, and together we can do thisand rdquo; approach, youand rsquo;ll learn to curate a space with just the right balance. Itand rsquo;s like clutter detox in a delightful interior-design book. * Kim Leggett, author of City Farmhouse Style * When Myquillyn talks about home, I lean in and listen. She has a brilliance about her that makes it easy to forget that sheand rsquo;s talking about home decor. I want her wisdom in so many areas of my life, but Iand rsquo;m happy to start with the living room. Strip away whatand rsquo;s keeping you from serving people and then teach your rooms to do the same--yes! This book is a gem and its author a rare gift to those who wish to make home a place of peace, love, and hospitality. * Edie Wadsworth, author of All the Pretty Things * Finally, a book that gives you permission to be minimalist and be cozy, to live with less and enjoy a beautiful home. If you think minimalism results in a cold, empty house, Cozy Minimalist Home will show you how to fill your home with what matters most to you and your family. This lovely book is as warm, cozy, and simple as you'll want your home to be. * Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity * Myquillyn is that trusted friend who comes over in the midst of your home-headaches and in her wise, no-nonsense way, gets to the heart of your decisions about decor and dwelling. She elevates minimalism without sacrificing style, sets the stage for hospitality minus the production, and empowers even the most intimidated home decorator to make simple styling decisions that count. Cozy Minimalist Home will give you the freedom and confidence you need to simplify your style and make your house your own. * Ruth Chou Simons, artist and bestselling author of GraceLaced and Garden of Truth; founder of gracelaced.com * Cozy Minimalist Home is more than just a book about decorating; it is a manifesto of sorts that I wholeheartedly adopt as my own: more style with less stuff. Myquillyn's down-to-earth, practical decorating advice and doable step-by-steps are what we house-lovers want. But it's her big-sisterly encouragement to use our homes to serve and gather and shelter and nurture that truly makes this book a must-read for anyone wanting their home to be a lovelier place. * Emily Lex, founder of Jones Design Company * Myquillyn Smithand rsquo;s approach to living and decorating has inspired me for a decade. No home designer in America is better suited to speak to the everyday woman who craves beauty but doesn't have the time and energy for perfection. Her words and style have impacted my perspectives about design and have helped me transform my house into a home. * Jessica N. Turner, author of the bestselling books The Fringe Hours and Stretched Too Thin * In Cozy Minimalist Home, Myquillyn explores what's missing from the minimalist versus hoarder conversation: in life and in decor, what does it mean to have enough? With an affirming approach, gentle guidance, and trusted tips, she's the grace-based KonMari we've been waiting for. Here's to more style and less stuff--within our own four walls and beyond. * Erin Loechner, blogger at DesignforMankind.com and author of Chasing Slow * I was hardly aware of the low-grade sense of failure I had every time I walked into my sunroom. It sounds dramatic, but I think a lot of women struggle with feeling shame about the way our houses look. I knew something wasn't right but I didn't know why. And then I learned the Cozy Minimalist way and everything changed. Step by step, I applied Myquillyn's Cozy Minimalist method to my sunroom, and it went from being my least favorite room in the house to my most favorite within days. I didnand rsquo;t have to take out a loan, sell my birthright, or win the lottery to make the changes. Now that I know these simple principles, I can apply them to any room in my house. We have enough to fight against in this world. Our homes should be the last place on earth where we feel shame. I'm so grateful for this beautiful, life-giving book. * Emily P. Freeman, The Nester's little sister and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday * Cozy Minimalist Home puts to rest once and for all the assumption that minimalism needs to be cold, rigid, or impersonal. Quite the contrary--it is a life filled with passion, purpose, and beauty. Thank you, Myquillyn, for showing that to be true in this beautiful book and work of art. * Joshua Becker, Founder of Becoming Minimalist and author of The More of Less * Here is what I love about Myquillyn, and what I believe sets her most apart: she is primarily concerned with the way a space makes you feel. Her ultimate goal is to help people create spaces where people feel welcome, comfortable, cozy, relaxed, refreshed, and inspired. Contrary to a form-over-function culture, Myquillyn has developed a way to coach us into creating spaces where the people we love--and ourselves!--can feel our best. And lucky for us, she just happens to help us to make these spaces beautiful along the way. * Lindsay Sherbondy, Owner and Designer, Lindsay Letters * My home is my happy place, and it's even happier thanks to Myquillyn's encouragement, know-how, and practical guidance. She's taught me about decorating math, wall sabbaths, and personal style, and I adore the results I get to enjoy every day in my home. If you want to make your own home more warm, inviting, comforting, and welcoming, I highly recommend this book. * Anne Bogel, author of I'd Rather Be Reading * In her humorous, down-to-earth style, Myquillyn shows us how to stop trying so hard and instead create a space where we can exhale and simply be ourselves. Isnand rsquo;t that what home is all about? * Lisa Leonard, jewelry designer and writer * Ugh, stuff. Sometimes it feels like it deserves an and ldquo;itand rsquo;s complicatedand rdquo; Facebook status. The struggle of having enough to feel comfortable and welcoming, but not so much that you feel suffocated and overwhelmed, is real. Which is why I devoured Cozy Minimalist Home. An approachable way to create a chic and inviting house that isnand rsquo;t stuffed to the gills so thereand rsquo;s more room for life?! Iand rsquo;M IN! * Sherry Petersik, blogger at Young House Love and New York Times bestselling author of Lovable Livable Home *

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Author's Bio

For the past ten years, Myquillyn Smith, The Nester, has been encouraging women to embrace their home-imperfections and all. Her home has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Cottages & Bungalows and Ladies' Home Journal. She's the author of The Nesting Place and was chosen by Christianity Today as one of the top twenty creatives in 2016. Myquillyn lives in a fixer-upper on 12 acres with her husband Chad their three teenage boys, two cats, a dog and a rooster.

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